5 House of the Dragon characters you should invite to Thanksgiving (and 3 you shouldn’t)

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As the scent of turkey and pumpkin pie fills the air, I can’t help but imagine the chaos and charm that certain House of the Dragon characters would bring to anybody’s Thanksgiving feast. Picture a table set for kings and queens, with dragons soaring overhead; it would definitely not be your average family gathering.

As a foreigner, I loved the idea of having a family get-together once a year to eat turkey (something I’d normally only do for Christmas day where I’m from), this magnificent food called stuffing (which very quickly became my favorite), mashed potatoes, copious amounts of gravy, and enough vegetables to fill the table so everything “looks healthy.” Then I learned about what Thanksgiving was and accepted it as a holiday where I wear sweatpants instead of my usual leggings and a nice pullover so nobody judges me on how much stuffing I have consumed.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let’s imagine this fantasy feast and talk about the House of the Dragon characters I would invite over for dinner, and those I would absolutely ask to stay home.

Get ready for the perfect roster for a celebration that combines the best of Westeros with the warmth of a traditional Thanksgiving gathering. First up, let’s look at five characters I’d invite in a heart beat!

Image: House of the Dragon/HBO
Image: House of the Dragon/HBO /

Invite: Aemond Targaryen, The blunt aunt

First on our list is Aemond Targaryen. Think about everyone’s favorite aunt, whose motto is “Why mince words when there’s wine to guzzle?” That’s our gorgeous and favorite little war criminal.

Yes, I’m comparing Aemond to that one ever-so-candid, hard-to-miss aunt who sips her way through every type of vino available and whose filter vanishes as soon as she enters the door.

Aemond, with his one-eyed gaze, may be a tough nut to crack at first, but paired with his raw honesty and non-existent social filter, your night will be filled with laughter and the good kind of facepalms. He will have blunt, awkward and strong (hehe) opinions.

Prepare yourself for raucous laughter, intense stare-downs, mildly inappropriate commentary, and wine, lots of wine. Who needs politics when you can have an uncensored royal Targaryen?